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    Default New Spyder 2008 rider!

    Hello Everyone,
    Just purchased a 2008 Spyder after riding 2 wheels for 30+ years hope I did the right thing!
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    Welcome! Yes you did... and it only feels weird the first time.
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    I felt the same way but love my Spyder better. Enjoy your ride and ride safe.
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    Default SICK OF IT

    only 1 HUGE problem with rydyng a SPYD3R... you just may get sick of it when people keep flocking up to your ryde every time you pull into a gas station... they'll ask you all kind'sa questions, and take pictures, and ask if they can sit on it while their husband/wife/brother/sister/friend or stranger takes a picture of them on it....

    otherwise, WELCOME to the clutch...
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    From NH here too. Though, I see you are smart and probably go to Florida for the winter.

    I'm on the coast near Portsmouth. Give me a PM if you want to go riding together this summer.
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    and on your new ryde. Welcome to the party. Send some pictures of your ryde.

    Currently Owned: 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium), 2014 RTS-SE6 (yellow), 2015 Vulcan 900 LTD

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    Quote Originally Posted by DynamoBT View Post
    From NH here too. Though, I see you are smart and probably go to Florida for the winter.

    I'm on the coast near Portsmouth. Give me a PM if you want to go riding together this summer.
    Thanks! Yes, we are in Meredith, NH all spring and summer and head south to FL for 4-5 months, bought the 08 here just a week ago, lots to learn about a 3 wheel machine vs 2! Thanks for the invite to ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marauder View Post
    Hello Everyone,
    Just purchased a 2008 Spyder after riding 2 wheels for 30+ years hope I did the right thing!
    Glad to find this site!
    Give it few hundred or so miles....you'll wonder why you waited so long to get your Spyder!
    Spyder Owner Since June '08 & April '12

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    you'll be riding like a pro before you know it!

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    Welcome from one new rider to another!

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    It's probably easier for those of us that haven't been on 2 wheels to get used to the Spyder, but you'll get used to it in no time at all. Welcome to our group...have fun and be safe.
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    on your spyder purchase and to the spyder web. Dale

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPYD3R View Post
    only 1 HUGE problem with rydyng a SPYD3R... you just may get sick of it when people keep flocking up to your ryde every time you pull into a gas station... they'll ask you all kind'sa questions, and take pictures, and ask if they can sit on it while their husband/wife/brother/sister/friend or stranger takes a picture of them on it....

    otherwise, WELCOME to the clutch...
    WELL, it happened, my first ride to the gas station and barely off the Spyder and a young guy comes up asking "WHAT IS THAT, who makes it etc etc?!! All I could think of was your response!!

    Thanks for the heads up about this HUGE problem, ha ha!
    Marsha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marauder View Post
    WELL, it happened, my first ride to the gas station and barely off the Spyder and a young guy comes up asking "WHAT IS THAT, who makes it etc etc?!! All I could think of was your response!!

    Thanks for the heads up about this HUGE problem, ha ha!
    Marsha
    This is something I for one don't think will ever go away...everyone is entrigued

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